Leader Skills will begin on April 1, 2019.

Leader Skills is for Christian women who desire personal and professional development in five essential areas of leadership: communication skills, relationship skills, time management skills, group building skills, and conflict management skills. This four-week course offers a variety of learning activities, including short training videos, reflective responses, discussion forums, online quizzes, and a PDF version of the course textbook, 5 Leadership Essentials for Women, compiled by Linda Clark.

Leader Skills  Introduction Video

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Our leaders who tested this course say . . .

“I believe it is an excellent exercise in personal growth. I would also purchase the book(s) for friends and coworkers. It is very well done.”
–Charlene Miller, City President, BancorpSouth

“It had so much value in relationship essentials and time management that I think most of my friends could benefit.”
--Nancy Wall, IT instructor

“I feel that the women on our MSBW leadership team should be required to have some sort of training like this.”
--Sharon Ellington, WMU leadership team


The Leader Skills course is part of our Leadership Certificate Program, an affordable online program for Christian women who want to develop their leadership skills.

Leader Skills, in the area of Leadership Skills, is one of nine courses being offered in CWLC’s Certificate Program. 

The curriculum in the certificate program focuses on three areas of study in three semesters of course work. Participants will take three four-week classes each semester, one from each area.


  • The Biblical and Theological Foundations of Leadership
  • Leadership Theory
  • Women Leaders from the Past



  • Spiritual Formation as a Leader
  • A Sense of Call
  • Missional Living



  • Leader Skills
  • Follower Skills
  • Leading with Integrity





Here is the course outline:

Introduction and Materials

This module provides a course overview and course textbook.

Week One - Leadership Essential One - Communication

Learn about the importance of effective communication.

Week Two - Leadership Essential Two - Relationships

Complete activities related to relationship essentials.

Week Three - Leadership Essentials Three and Four - Time Management and Group Building

Complete activities related to time management and group building essentials.

Week Four - Leadership Essential Five - Conflict Management

Complete activities related to conflict management essentials.


Complete the course survey and receive your certificate.